Commercial plane in flight.

Frequent flyers advised: Radiation risk may be on the rise

May 16, 2017

A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming Earthward from space may increase a bit in the next few years as the activity of our sun decreases, says a CU Boulder professor. There are more than 100,000 commercial airline flights...

Delores Knipp

Knipp Honored with 2017 CEDAR Prize Lecture

April 26, 2017

Congratulations to research professor Delores Knipp , who has been selected to give the 2017 CEDAR Prize Lecture. Knipp is receiving the honor for her space weather research “unraveling the physical connection between shock-led interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs) and the subsequent response in the neutral thermosphere." CEDAR, the Coupling,...

QB50 Successful Launch.

We Have Liftoff! Student-Built Satellite Launches from Cape Canaveral

April 18, 2017

Members of the Challenger team with the microsatellite before it left CU Boulder. A University of Colorado Boulder student-built microsatellite is on its way to the International Space Station. The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:11 AM MDT from Cape Canaveral. It...

Kristine Larson

Larson awarded honorary doctorate for groundbreaking GPS research

Feb. 17, 2017

Congratulations to CU Boulder aerospace professor Kristine Larson for being awarded an honorary doctorate from the Chalmers University of Technology! Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers is known for its engineering education and research programs. Larson is receiving the doctorate in recognition of her groundbreaking research using GPS signals to measure...

Dan Scheeres

Scheeres elected to National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 8, 2017

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Distinguished Professor Daniel J. Scheeres, an aerospace engineer at the University of Colorado Boulder, to its 2017 class. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, and Scheeres joins seven other current College of Engineering and...

Hanspeter Schaub

Hanspeter Schaub Appointed Editor-In-Chief of AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

Jan. 23, 2017

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has named University of Colorado Boulder aerospace professor Hanspeter Schaub as editor-in-chief of AIAA’s Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets . “Hanspeter Schaub is an outstanding scholar in aerospace science and engineering,” says Frank Lu, vice president of publications for AIAA. “Having him...